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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander Liosnoff Papers
    Dates: 1935-2005
    Collection number: 2005C19
    Creator: Liosnoff, Alexander, 1920-
    Collection Size: 40 manuscript boxes, 1 carton, and 1 oversize box (17.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The Papers contain information on the Shanghai American School Association, American psychological warfare activities during the Korean War, and the post-World War II American civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands, based in Okinawa, including reversion to Japan in 1972. The materials were generally kept in the original order and arrangement of the creator.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Chinese

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander Liosnoff papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biography Note

    1920, May 7 Born, Harbin, Manchuria
    1938 Graduated, Shanghai American School
    1941 Graduated, University of Missouri School of Journalism
    1941-1943 Radio news reporter and editor, KMOX-CBS St. Louis, Missouri
    1943-1946 Drafted; Served in the U.S. Army in World War II
    1946-1950 Radio news reporter and editor, KLX-Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, and KGO-ABC, San Francisco, California
    1950-1951 Recalled to serve in the Korean War, GHQ Far East Command, duty with Psychological Warfare Branch G2 and Radio Pusan
    1951-1957 United States Army Seventh Psychological Operations Group and First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group
    1957-1971 Chief, Information Division, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
    1971-1972 Director, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
    1972-1985 Consultant in public affairs, Bank of America Communications Department, San Francisco
    1985 Retired
    1989-1991 First president, Shanghai American School Association
    1989-1998 Newsletter editor, Shanghai American School Association

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Acquired in 2005, the Alexander Liosnoff Papers contain information about the Shanghai American School Association, American psychological warfare activities during the Korean War, and the post-World War II American civil administration of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, including reversion to Japan in 1972. Materials were kept in the original order and arrangement of the creator.
    The Korea Files document the Army's Psychological Operations, focusing on radio broadcasting to South and North Korea via Radio Pusan. Documents collected include information gathered in both Korea and Tokyo on psychological warfare, the management of prisoners of war, and propaganda leaflets. Oversize Materials contains a photograph album about Korea.
    The Okinawa Files (U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands) include correspondence, reports, memoranda, press releases, press summaries, radio broadcast scripts, studies, reports, newsletters, clippings, printed materials, and photographs, documenting the administration and local relationships of the public affairs staff of the U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyus from 1957 to the reversion of the territory to Japan in 1972. Oversize Materials include photographs and photograph albums documenting Okinawa. Printed Matter contains numerous secondary sources on Okinawa.
    Shanghai American School Association (SASA) Records are comprised of materials documenting the activities of Shanghai American School (SAS) alumni. Liosnoff served as the founding president and newsletter editor from 1989-1998. Documents include information about the executive board, correspondence, newsletters, and annual reunions. Oversize Material includes a photograph album of SASA activities, while Printed Matter contains published works of former SAS students.
    The Oral History Materials series includes an audio tape and transcript of an oral history interview with Alexander Liosnoff. Conducted by Brad Bauer, Associate Archivist for Collection Development at the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005, the interview connects the materials in the collections with the events in Liosnoff's life.

    Arrangement

    Organized into six series: Oral History Materials, Shanghai American School Association Records, Korea Files, Okinawa Files (U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands), Oversize Materials, and Printed Matter.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

    Subjects

    United States. Army.
    Shanghai American School.
    Shanghai American School Association.
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Psychological aspects.
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Prisoners and prisons.
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Propaganda.
    Radio broadcasting--Korea (North)
    Propaganda, American--Korea (North)
    Prisoners of war.
    Education--China.
    Americans--China.
    Shanghai (China)
    Ryukyu Islands--History--1945-1972.
    Okinawa-ken (Japan)
    Ryukyu Islands (United States Civil Administration, 1945-1972)